2,000+ hires in 8 months for vocational educator


TAFE NSW, a vocational training and education organisation, needed a recruitment partner to deliver a volume recruitment project in a short timeframe as part of its modernisation program across regional and metropolitan business units. The modernisation included recruitment technology, diversity hiring, and enhancement of its digital business.


  • Recruit over 2200 permanent and contract roles within 8 months
  • Less than 8 weeks to scope, plan and implement the project strategy
  • Mobilise a Hudson RPO project team of over 50, within 6 weeks
  • A change environment in a unionised sector
  • Technology solutions to enable streamlining of volume activities
  • Diversity and inclusion strategy targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates

Journey to success

  • Screened over 15,800 internal and external applications
  • Coordinated 779 interview panels
  • Facilitated assessments for over 3,600 candidates at final panel interview stage
  • Conducted in excess of 4,500 references
  • Overall placement rate of 98.7% (100% direct fill rate, no use of third party agencies)
  • Placement rate of 95% for roles targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates

Behind the scenes

Hudson RPO planned and implemented a project recruitment strategy for permanent and contract positions that included. The project scope included:

  • Expert teams providing insight and advice to client stakeholders.
  • Diversity and inclusion strategy targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates
  • Governance framework to manage issues and mitigate risk
  • Flexible resourcing plan to scale Hudson RPO team according to activity levels.

About the client

TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider. Annually, the network trains over 500,000 students in campus, workplace, online, or distance education methods of education.

At a Glance


Permanent and contract hires


Applications received


Interview panels


Overall placement rate

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